Bloodlust is the burning unquenchable desire to kill or see people killed and it is closer to the behavior of a rabid wild beast than a civilized human being. Sadly, Republicans and their demented foreign leader Benjamin Netanyahu would hardly be considered civilized human beings; particularly since their precious war of aggression to kill Muslims in Iraq came to an end.
Oh it is true the Bush-Netanyahu escapade in Iraq created the Islamic State leaving America and Iran to clean up the neo-cons messy war, but their efforts are not shedding enough American and innocent Muslim blood to satisfy the Israeli-American warmongers. The neo-con’s solution has been fulfilling Netanyahu’s twenty-three year campaign for Americans to die in a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran primarily because Israel wants to be the only Middle East nation with an American-provided nuclear arsenal.
The good news for American troops Netanyahu lusts to see dead and maimed for now is that thanks to President Barack Obama’s diplomacy-first foreign policy agenda, a small part of the Middle East appears to be off limits to American bombing to kill innocent Muslims just because they are innocent Muslims. As is always the case, no impending war with Iran has Republicans and their neocon Israeli master absolutely incredulous and besides themselves with unsatisfied bloodlust and rage. Of course, that has been the case for a little over six years, and the announcement that President Obama and the P5+1 reached a tentative deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran demonstrates that as usual, Republicans cannot be satisfied that America soldiers are not going to shed blood to satisfy Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like they did in Iraq.
The reaction from the neo-con Republicans and Netanyahu over the ‘tentative‘ deal with Iran, one they likely have not seen, is not so surprising as it is a clear indication that as many pundits have claimed all along; Republicans want a war with Iran to satisfy the savage Netanyahu’s thirst for spilled American blood. He certainly cannot be concerned about Iran gaining a nuclear weapon, particularly because Israel already has a substantial arsenal and whatever nuclear materials Iran has were provided by America at the urging of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld in 1976; something Republicans, Fox News, and various prospective GOP presidential candidates will never reveal. It is why Netanyahu has called for an American war with Iran for twenty-three years; he knew all along that if Iran was working toward a nuclear weapon for self-defense, like Israel’s nuclear arsenal America provided the materials.
Netanyahu’s thirst for America to wage war against Iran is not because the Islamic Republic is close to building a nuclear bomb as he continues preaching like a Hellfire and damnation Southern Baptist preacher; his own intelligence agencies say he is a lying liar. In fact, “all 16 American intelligence agencies have concluded that whatever nuclear weapon ambitions Iran had were abandoned in 2003.” It is why a classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) document that was leaked to the media in 2007 put a stop to George W. Bush’s push to conduct a new and bigger war in the Middle East against Iran on behalf of the savage Netanyahu. Still, American media dutifully gave the murderous foreigner another opportunity to ply his fear-mongering on Sunday political shows to enhance saber-rattling Republican warmonger’s credibility in defaming President Obama for negotiating a peaceful resolution to Iran’s so-called “nuclear ambitions.”
Despite what Republicans and Netanyahu claim, the tentative agreement is one that will severely restrict Iran from developing anything more than a pathetically-limited nuclear energy infrastructure. It is so restrictive, as a matter of fact, that hardliners in Iran are furious and complain that the deal will hardly leave them with “just enough centrifuges to make carrot juice.” A very vocal Iranian hardliner and editor-in-chief of the state newspaper said that leaving Iran with only 5,000 centrifuges means that we gave up “a saddled horse and received a torn bridle in exchange.” Another hardliner said, “No matter how we try to sugarcoat it, this means we no longer will have an industrial-scale enrichment program.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein who is no friend of Iran and a staunch supporter of Israel said that bloodthirsty Netanyahu is out of line for claiming President Obama is in effect putting Israel’s survival at risk with the deal with Iran. In harshly criticizing Netanyahu, Feinstein said Israel’s survival is not threatened and that “I don’t think it’s helpful for Israel to come out and oppose this one opportunity to change a major dynamic, which is downhill — a downhill dynamic in this part of the world. The surveillance and inspection and transparency runs 20 to 25 years for everything, all the centrifuges, rotors, the mills, the production facilities for yellowcake go out to 25 years of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) surveillance and inspection.”
That quarter of a century worthy of surveillance and inspection is insufficient for Netanyahu or his neo-con underlings in the GOP who contend that any deal that promises peace is bad. Their idea of a ‘good deal‘ is American soldiers shedding blood for Benjamin Netanyahu and profits for the military industrial complex. In fact, just last week it was revealed that in late January bank analysts looking for the prospects of higher earnings for weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin were severely concerned that an Iranian agreement would “depress weapons sales and hurt profits.”
What the military industrial complex that contributes heavily to Republicans hope for, and depend on, is “A lot of volatility and a lot of instability in the Middle East that are growth areas for Lockheed Martin and underscores a longstanding truism of the weapons trade; war and the threat of war is good for corporate earnings.” They say that normalizing relations with Iran is not in any way, shape, or form a positive development for future arms business but an “impediment” to higher profits. This so-called impediment is not lost on neo-cons or Israeli who stand to profit from a war with Iran even though they will not shed blood; American soldiers will.
It is beyond dispute that Republicans, their master Netanyahu, and their campaign donors in the weapons industry do not want peace in the Middle East and it informs their ardent criticism of President Obama and his diplomacy first foreign policy is profit-driven as much as their lust for blood-letting. It is prescient that while bloodthirsty Netanyahu and Republicans are critical of a deal they know nothing about, there is overwhelmingly high praise indeed from around the world for a deal that not only severely restricts Iran from using materials provided by America for a nuclear weapon, it guarantees a semblance of peace in the Middle East. Only barbaric savages like American and Israeli neo-cons would openly oppose peace because nothing excites the warmongers more than seeing Americans shed blood for Israel, the weapons industry, and to kill innocent Muslims.
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